The Cleveland Indians
Started this article out talking up the appeal cinematic classics. Therefore, I’m strongly in favor of nothing impacting the comedy classic Major League, and even it’s significantly lesser sequel for that matter. The Indians must forever remain a punch line.
Marlins Reasons: Andrew Miller comes to mind. This will be me at my most vindictive by the way. The signature piece acquired, along with fellow dead to me ballplayer Cameron Maybin, in the worst trade in team history, Andrew Miller remains a walking “not Miguel Cabrera” billboard. The revulsion over that failed late 2007 deal has only deepened over the past five years, as it has gradually been discovered that he’s actually really good at the whole baseball thing if you just ask him to pitch one or two innings.
Or maybe you liked Andrew Miller when he was here. In that case, there you go.
The Indians did sweep Miami this year, but as it was only a three game sample size, it’s hard to feel bad about anything other than the existence of Fernando Rodney. Overall, not much here.
Other Reasons: The last time the Indians won a World Series? Satchel Paige was a rookie. The last time they played in a World Series? Why, the Marlins hadn’t even won a World Series yet.
Tee-hee. Yep, that 1997 Series was the last time the Tribe made it.
Touched on this in the Blue Jays rundown, but in terms of signature cities, the “Land” is not your go to. Progressive Field is a nice stadium though, easily beating out the Rogers Center. Note to Blue Jays fans- when you have a hotel in right centerfield and your confines still look drab, you might want to jazz things up. If you’re into theme eating, it would be hard to top the artery-clogging awesomeness of an all Midwest Series.